10 Best Corn Recipes

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From main dishes to sides to salads, the 10 best corn recipes are a mix of easy vegetarian and vegan options that make the most of corn season.

When I say I love corn, the word love might not be strong enough. I try to eat corn pretty much everyday during corn season.

Currently in my fridge you will find leftover grilled corn kernels that I use in anything I can including sides, salads and even scrambled eggs. 

There is so much you can do with corn. This list includes 10 of my absolute favorites. And with most of them, I slice the kernels off the cobs. Of course, there is nothing wrong with traditional corn on the cob slathered with butter, but why limit yourself?

Main Dishes

Oven-Baked Zucchini Corn Fritters

4.50 from 2 votes
A sheet pan is all you need to make these easy baked zucchini corn fritters. Served with a tomato salad, they are a great vegetarian appetizer or main dish. Besides the obvious that baked fritters are healthier than fried ones, they are just easier to make. It’s that simple.
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Baked feta with corn, tomatoes and zucchini with pearl couscous on a plate.

Sheet Pan Baked Feta with Vegetables

5 from 5 votes
This sheet pan baked feta with vegetables is a simple one-pan vegetarian meal with zucchini, corn and tomatoes. Serve it with pearl couscous, farro or rice.
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Mushroom corn penne in a bowl.

Mushroom Corn Pasta

5 from 1 vote
Ready in less than 30 minutes on the stove, this mushroom corn pasta is a simple weeknight recipe. You can use fresh, canned or frozen corn.
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Side Dishes

Grilled zucchini, yellow squash and corn in bowl.

Grilled Zucchini, Squash & Corn

5 from 1 vote
This combination of grilled zucchini, summer squash and corn is seasoned with a blend of oregano and more dried spices. After it's off the grill, I stir in lemon juice, feta and fresh herbs.
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Grilled corn couscous in a bowl.

Grilled Corn Couscous

5 from 2 votes
With grilled lemon, scallions, feta and walnuts, this grilled corn couscous is a fantastic summer side dish. It’s made with plump grains of pearl couscous. I love how the corn and couscous are basically the same size.
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Grilled Corn and Avocado with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Corn & Avocados with Cilantro Pesto

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Looking for a way to really celebrate corn season? Try grilled corn and avocado with cilantro pesto as a side or a salad with or without tortilla chips. Pumpkin seeds keep the pesto nut-free.
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Salads

Grilled zucchini salad with corn and tomatoes in abowl.

Zucchini Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
Good for a salad or a barbecue side dish, this grilled zucchini corn salad has cherry tomatoes, scallions, Parmesan and garlic vinaigrette.
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Roasted corn salad in a bowl.

Roasted Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
Seasoned in cumin, chili powder and paprika, the corn has a kick in this roasted corn salad with chopped romaine, crumbled feta, scallions, sunflower seeds and white wine vinaigrette.
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Soup

Corn chowder in a bowl.

Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder

5 from 1 vote
Thickened with potatoes and coconut milk, this vegan roasted poblano corn chowder is a smoky and spicy soup recipe that's hearty enough for a meal.
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Baking

Cornbread muffins in a muffin pan.

Cornbread Muffins with Grilled or Roasted Corn

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For these cornbread muffins you have the option of folding grilled corn or roasted corn into the batter before you bake them in the oven.
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Hi, I'm Paige.

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